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to -- addressed to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi. sources early on in the investigation were telling us that it was somebody from mississippi, from senator wicker's home state and the fbi bulletin that we have been reporting from that we obtained early today says the two letters that were sent were signed i am k.c. and i approve this message. k.c. may translate to kenneth curtis it is unclear when charges will be filed. whether it will be later tonight or tomorrow. but, again, to recap, several federal law enforcement sources say arrest has been made. kenneth curtis from tupelo, mississippi. we are gathering facts as quickly as possible. bill? >> bill: mike, throughout the day, you have been reporting that whomever was the person who mailed these letters apparently -- he was pretty well known among legislators there on the house and the senate side. s so doss this coincide with that information that you have tonight? >> it does. they said that this guy was a frequent letter writer to lawmakers here on capitol hill. federal officials through the washington. and, again, fr
poison ricin. those letters mailed to president obama and senator roger wicker of mississippi, again, man from mississippi has been arrested in the mailing of two letters that tested positive for ricin, the president obama and senator weicker. well, senate judiciary committee chairman claiming his committee will hold its fourth hearing on the new gang of eight immigration plan this friday. not so quick. it's actually the first hearing of just two that are scheduled in the legislation. the legislation. the senator got confused about which hearings. senator chuck schumer officially introduced to that to 30:00 a.m. the gang of eight claims they kept their promise to deliver legislation on tuesday since the senate remained in session. our next guest says if the gang of it really wants to persuade americans their series of border security they should rely on something other than statistics provided by department of homeland security. joining us now, co-author of a number of state anti illegal immigration laws. the kansas secretary of state. it to have you. i have to say, i think a gang of a le
>> tonight on c-span, reaction on the gun debate from senate democrats and president obama. today the senate held a series of votes on gun legislation. there is a measure that would have expanded background check for all gun sales. it failed to get the needed 60 votes. several democrats talk about that boat shortly after it ote shortly after it happened. we will hear from harry reid. >> last week when we began debate on this bill, i indicated
to president obama as well as to u.s. senator roger wicker of mississippi. another u.s. senator also the target of a suspected letter although it has not been confirmed that second senate letter contained ricin. continuing our discussion with former u.s. ambassador to the u.n., john bolton. ambassador bolton, there have been concerns over the years, you know, that some of these states that don't necessarily see eye-to-eye with the united states, countries like iran and or north korea, might try some of these relatively crude methods to sow the seeds of disruption in this country to cause chaos and panic. do you see any indications this kind of thing is happening in this case? >> i don't think we have any evidence of that here but for many, many years, biological and chemical warfare has been called the poor man's nuclear weapon. it's not nearly as expensive to put together these programs. there are more states that have chemical or biological weapons perhaps than have nuclear programs. of course the risk is the perfect storm, putting one of these weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terr
to bring it up again for a vote. president obama put the blame squarely at the feet of senate republicans. >> obama: families that know unspeakable grief summoned the courage to petition their elected leaders, not just to honor the memory of their children, but to protect the lives of all of our children. a few minutes ago, a minority in the united states senate decided it wasn't worth it. >> michael: the amendment's odds looked so dim that joe manchin took to the senate floor this morning to make background a national security issue, by tying it to the fbi's most-wanted terrorist. >> our gun laws are so outdated and so out of whack that even this person who wants to do damage and harm to every american, even this american has figured out how to exploit them to arm themselves and people like him in our country. >> michael: connecticut senator chris murphy saw the result coming from a mile away. last night he tweeted . . . murphy of course represents newtown. in the 241 days since the slaughter of 20 school children and six educators, at least 3,482 amer
it seems to be a takeoff on political ads which say i am barack obama or senator wicker in this case and i approve this message. so that is the text of the letter that went apparently to both destinations senator wicker and president obama. or at least that was the intention, brianna mentioned, that neither of them got past the offsite mail facilities. in addition to that i should also let you know that since we last talked the senate sergeant in arms sent out a rather lengthy notice to all senators and staffers reminding them that they should not accept any sealed envelopes in their offices. and the reason he did that brings us to your first question, which is the activity that had been going on for several hours here. hallway in the russell building where i am right now was blocked off. two floors of the senate's hart office building were blocked off. and people were told to stay in their offices. and people were also evacuated -- at least the hart building, from the first floor. the reason is because what capitol police officials believe to be a man who was carrying a bag with some seal
of the gun- control debate, there were given little chance of passing. andbig hopes for obama senator schumer and members of the democratic leadership, expanded background checks, called the sweet spot of any gun-control deal, but coming to the floor today. every reed does not appear to have the votes. that's why he's going the dice. he's putting it host: on the floor 4:00 p.m. on c-span2, for our viewers interested in watching the vote. a series of nine votes. which senators are they targeting for votes? unfortunately, the pool of targets is really shrinking. there were looking at the republicans who last week voted to move to the gun bill. there was a republican filibuster of the gun violence legislation. a number of republicans defected. those were the guys on the target list. there were targeted by manchin also merits against -- also by mayors. saxby chambliss of georgia as well. yesterdayr came out to say he would vote against the bill -- against the amendment, rather. bob corker of tennessee was another person on the target list. he also came out against it. , thee democratic side targe
to be contained in receipters sent to president obama and a republican senator did test positive as ricin. further tests are being done. it's a poison sometimes lumped in with other agents and it can be deadly. abc news reporter with more now from washington, d.c.. >> in malmaryland letter was suspicious substances were discovered tlrk news comes that a letter to be delivered to the white house tested positive for ricin. >> any time a suspicious powder is located it's tested at remote sites to mitigate risk to recipients and general population. >> positive results came from tests in the field. all leters being tested again in a laboratory to get another result. in a statement fbi says the investigation into these leters remains ongoing and more leters stay mai still be received. there is no indication of a connection to the attack in boston. sources say they're postmarked out of memphis, tennessee dated april 8. a source says the mess message reads to be wrong and not expose it is to be a silent partner to its continuance, i am kc ask a prove this message. >> boy like to congratulate for this thre
, united states senator, electing barack obama, united states senate, and eventually electing barack obama, president of the united states of america. always more than a radio, it belonged to the community, was the heart of the community. so i congratulate melody spann cooper and all of those who made wvon what it is today. the voice of the nation. i thank you, mr. speaker, and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until noon today. and in the senate at this hour, work continues on gun control legislation. they will take a series of amendment votes beginning at 4:00 p.m. eastern. the first one on the manchin-toomey amendment, dealing with expanding background checks for those seeking to purchase a gun. the a.p. writing this morning that bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the senate approaches a long-awaited approach on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. that's from the associated press. and senator manchin said on nbc, we will not get the votes today
control debate, they were iven little chance of passing. so the big hope for obama and senator schumer, a member of the democratic leadership, who called expanded background checks the sweet spot of any sort of gun control deal, that's coming to the floor today and reid does not appear to have the votes. that's why he's rolling the ice. host: a series of nine votes. who and which senators are they targeting for votes at this point? guest: unfortunately for them the pool of targets is shrinking. they were looking at the republicans who last week voted to move to the gun bill, there was a republican filibuster for gun violence legislation, and a number of republicans defected and those were the guys on the target list. they were targeted by not only mafrpbl and toomey but outside groups like mayors against illegal guns and one by one they've come out against the proposal. we're talking about senators and eff flake of arizona others. dean heller of nevada was someone who was on the target list. and who just yesterday came out to say he would vote against he bill. bob corker also came out
the biggest chaungs to gun laws in 20 years. president obama called for this after the sandy hook school shootings. senators expected to vote on the bipartisan legislation which would expand background checks for gun buyers it could be doomed, they may not have enough votes on legislation. >>> britain says farewell to margaret thatcher, more than 2,000 mourners followed the military procession through the streets of lndandon. mark phillips joins us live from london. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. this was going to be a tense and controversial affair before boston. and concerns have ratcheted up even more because of boston. margaret thatcher was given a funeral with full military honors. her casket carried on a gun carriage to the cathedral. there were great concerns about security. the route lined with service personnel for ceremonial reasons and for reasons of security. there were 4,000 police -- extra police on duty because of it. and this was the first major state affair since boston. it attracted notable personalities and vips from around the world.
in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. president obama is having dinner tonight with a dozen of the senate democrats same way he's done with republican senators recently. twice before. on the menu for conversation tonight, gun control the budget and immigration reform. washington senator patty murray put the dinner together at the request of the white house. >>> tomorrow, the president heads to boston to participate in an interfaith service in honor of the three people killed and some 176 wounded after the two explosives went off at the marathon finish line monday in boston. cnn reporting now the lid from a pressure cooker has been found on the rooftop of a building at the crime scene. the fbi has confirmed at least one of the two bombs was made from a pressure cooker filled with explosives and things like ball bearings, nails and other lethal shrapnel. the other bomb was in some sort of container of metal consistency. it is not clear yet whether or not that too was a pressure cooker. investigators are using the pieces that they find to try and reconstruct the device. that in
's already been a busy day on capitol hill. at 2:00 this morning, new york senator chuck schumer officially filed a bipartisan immigration bill that would spend billions of dollars on border security and put 11 million people in the u.s. illegally on a path to citizenship. president obama calls the plan a very clear compromise. >>> overseas, full military honors this morning in london at the funeral of former prime minister margaret thatcher. queen elizabeth was there along with some 2300 dignitaries and guests. now, at thatcher's request there was no eulogy delivered. when the service was finished her flag-draped coffin was carried out as the crowd of mourners followed behind. >>> and we want to take a moment now to note the passing of a beloved member of our abc family. during his 35-year career preston davis supervised the technical side of virtually every major live event from presidential elections to monday night football. before retiring he launched the network's transition to high definition. a true role model and pioneer. he will be missed. preston davis was 63 years old. >>> and f
by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of an individual. >> president obama also repeated his promise that those responsible for monday's attack will be brought to justice saying, "the american people refuse to be terrorized." >>> the senate intelligence committee received a full briefing on the bombing last night and the investigation surrounding it. when it was over saxby chambliss told the government it may lead the government to reevaluate security at major events. so many of which are considered soft targets. he also suggested new assistance might be offered to prominent events that attract huge crowds. >>> this is still such an incredible time for the people of boston as they try to recover from these events and the nation is now becoming a part of this recovery for them. >> no doubt about it. >>> coming up, how boston's grief is turning into national grief with a show of support. >>> also this morning, most bostonians are known for their strong will and community pride, and you hear how so many people are willing to carry on, despite such a tragedy. >>> and
obama contained a suspicious substance it was intercepted tuesday at an off-site mail facility. nbc news learned the letter came from the same person suspected of mailing a letter to mississippi senator roger wicker this week which field tested positive for the poison ricin. >> review by a washington-based think tank it, quote, indisputable that the u.s. engaged in torture following the nefb terror attacks and the bush administration bears responsibility. the report by the constitution project looked at prisoners interrogated at guantanamo bay, in afghanistan, and iraq and secret cia prisons. john bolton calls the report completely divorced from reality. >>> american airlines is hope for nye near normal operations today one day after the massive computer melt down canceled almost 1,000 flights tuesday and left thousands of other passengers stranded. american apologized for the outage that effected reservations, boarding passes, even the pumping of fuel on planes. now, it left many passengers in long lines and unable to book other flights. >>> new trouble today for former south carolina g
,000, the obama justice department prosecuted only 44. that's 44 out of over 48,000. and at the hearing, we saw a police chief who yelled at a senator and said he didn't have time to worry about paperwork violations. i would submit, mr. president, that if a convicted felon is trying to illegally buy a gun, that's not a paperwork violation. and that is a prime area for focusing law enforcement resources to figure out why that felon wants a gun and to go and prosecute him. if a fugitive fleeing from justice tries to illegally purchase a gun, we need to have the resources to prosecute it. one of the things this bill does is creates a task force in the departments of justice devoted to prosecuting felons and fugitives who attempt to illegally purchase guns. and it provides $50 million, $10 million a year over five years, to give the additional resources to make sure that when the felons and fugitives try to illegally purchase guns, we go after them, we prosecute them, we put them away and we prevent them from acquiring those guns and using them in horrific acts of violence. a second aspect of this
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